The season 3 of the Formula E all-electric championship just concluded and it marks further progress in the electric motorsport’s attempt to become mainstream and attract more fans.
What better way to try to attract more fans than with crashes, which Formula E compiled in a new video.
Of course, crashes shouldn’t be the main appeal of motorsport, but at its core, it’s all about entertainment and we would be lying if we were to say that crashes aren’t entertaining.
There were a lot of crashes during this season of the Formula E and a few of them were quite spectacular. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.
Arguably the most impressive one happened just last month at the Montreal ePrix when Sebastien Buemi of the Renault eDams team crashed head on in a wall during practice.
Here’s the Formula E’s compilation (Buemi’s crash is at 4:10):
Season 4 will start later this year and the next few years are promising for the Formula E as several automakers are joining as they open up their car platform for more modifications.
Earlier this year, BMW announced plans to enter the Formula E in season 5 with its own team while last month, Audi confirmed that they are taking over the ABT Sportsline team, which they had been sponsoring in prior seasons.
Last month, Mercedes-Benz also announced that it will join the Formula E under its own team, but during season 6 in 2018-2019.
Teams currently have to change car mid race as the demanding performance depletes the battery packs very quickly, but the next generation is expected to fix that and automakers will be able to tweak their own cars.
Season 5 should also be the most interesting since the teams will be able to develop their own electric powertrain. They will still all use the same chassis, but it will also be a new one. Spark Racing Technologies, the engineering firm behind the new chassis, released the first images of the concept for the next-gen all-electric race car.